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    Boost Maxes out at 20psi

    What size turbo? Exhaust back pressure could be forcing open the waste gate before your target psi? I had to install an additional spring between the wastegate mounting flange and the arm that attaches to the puck (basically parallel to the waste gate rod) in order to get to 28psi, even with...
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    New Owner

    I'd recommend against taking your car to any dealership. I doubt most of the current dealer mechanics today have any experience with these cars, and I wouldn't want any of them taking an extended 'test drive' to verify the problem. Read up on here to handle all the basics yourself, and find a...
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    New Owner

    My stock boost and tach lights at the lower right corner of the instrument cluster are pegged at redline/ full boost all the time. Even if working properly, they are probably not a good way to monitoring what the engine is doing anyway. My understanding of the problem (from reading on this...
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    Timing Question

    I run 24 degrees in 1/2 and 18 degrees in 3rd (TH400 trans). Was at 25psi on 93/alky, currently 28psi on e85.
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    Copper heater core and A/C evaporator in NJ

    Thanks, hopefully you can find one closer to home to avoid the shipping charge.
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    Copper heater core and A/C evaporator in NJ

    Heater core sold. Turbosmart, I sent you a PM on the evaporator.
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    Copper heater core and A/C evaporator in NJ

    I'll get back to you on shipping cost, I have to get a box to fit it.
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    Copper heater core and A/C evaporator in NJ

    Damn that was quick. PM me your address so I can get a shipping estimate.
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    Copper heater core and A/C evaporator in NJ

    I have a copper/brass heater core, just taken out of my 1984 T type yesterday. See first 8 pics, it has some minor fin damage but works fine, no leaks. Asking $60 plus shipping. I also have an A/C evaporator from the same car, its the last 2 pictures. The car hasn't had A/C for ~10 years...
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    Boost Flutter?

    Check ebay, you just need the one that matches the inside diameter of your intake pipe. I picked up a used 3" one for $10, it looks like all the ones on there now are $30-50.
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    Budget front mount intercooler setup ?

    I run an eBay fmic. Couldn’t tell you a brand, bought it about 10 years ago. Got the pipes for it separately. As with anything eBay, buyer beware. Maybe mine was made on a Tuesday?
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    Fuel

    I went into more detail in the PM, but yes. I switched the lines in the engine bay and at the tank.
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    Fuel

    I’m not sure if the Walbro 450 would have been too much for the stock return line or not. But I’ve seen claims it could, so I did the swap while I had the tank down anyway to put in the new pump. I replace the rubber sections of fuel line every few years as preventative maintenance.
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    Fuel

    When I switched mine over, I replaced all the rubber sections of line back by the tank and blew compressed air through the vent line to clean it out. Easy swap.
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    3.8 Stock bottom end 500 hp????

    Do you have e85 available? If so I would use it. Stock bottom end should last at 500, like Grumpy said it's all in the tune.
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